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About OC Transpo/STO Fan

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    The NovaBus Classic is the best OC bus.

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    Ottawa
  • Interests
    In order:
    1. OC Transpo
    2. STO

    Favourite OC bus models:
    1.GM/MCI/NovaBus Classics (prefer NovaBus though.)
    2. 1989/1992 D40s (Greatly prefer the 1992s due to the black window frames and the A/C housing.)
    3. 1991-1992 Orion Vs (I seem to be a lot more into these as of recently)
    4. 76xx-82xx Fishbowls
    5. 1998 Orion Vs

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  1. OC Transpo/STO Fan

    TTC Orion VII Movement List

    That's not really considered proof. It's just a tracker. Those can be very unreliable sometimes and they don't really mean anything. An example of proof is when you actually SEE it on a route, not just looking at a tracker all day. It's been covered on this forum for quite some time now.
  2. OC Transpo/STO Fan

    TTC Orion VII Retirements

    Well said. Couldn't have addressed it any better myself. Don't pay attention to the tracker. Only post if you are completely sure that the bus moved divisions based on your real life sightings. The tracker can be very unreliable sometimes.
  3. OC Transpo/STO Fan

    STO bus spottings

    Route 400 is one of the few bus routes that are listed as accessible. The bus being used (and all second gens for that matter) doesn't have a working ramp. They got disabled.
  4. OC Transpo/STO Fan

    Misc. OC Transpo & STO Questions & Discussion

    Have all buses had the lower case font update yet? I originally read that all buses were supposed to have the update by this month but I just wanted to double check.
  5. OC Transpo/STO Fan

    Changes to the application process

    Not that I am aware of, no. The way it currently works is that you can only edit provided the staff designated you as a wiki editor in the first place. I don't see any other issues with this though.
  6. OC Transpo/STO Fan

    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    It barely shows the Vision system. It was so bad that I gave up finding it.
  7. OC Transpo/STO Fan

    Big No No'es

    I actually didn't like how the side had an open panel on our 1997-1998 Orion Vs. I much prefer it all closed off like on our older 1991s and 1992s.
  8. OC Transpo/STO Fan

    OC Bus Spottings

    4497 out of service at Caldwell and Medford at 14:48.
  9. OC Transpo/STO Fan

    OC Bus Spottings

    4414 beside Westgate mall doing the 80 Barrhaven Centre around 11:35.
  10. Here's a photo of three fishbowls on the Transitway. The station name escapes me at the moment. Photo by @Kevin L.
  11. OC Transpo/STO Fan

    Regrets in transit fanning

    I just heard that all original STO Classics retired, so I'm guilty that I didn't go out and find them before. I wasn't really into them until a few months before they retired. At least we have the Ex Calgary buses left...
  12. OC Transpo/STO Fan

    GOA transit news, info etc

    Only eight Classics are left, and that includes all of 9131-9138 (the Ex-Calgary buses). There are no more original STO Classics left. They're being used as spares currently.
  13. OC Transpo/STO Fan

    STO 89xx-95xx Classic Spottings/Retirement Watch

    According to @OCTranspoMaster, they will stay until early 2019 at the latest. Of course, there is a chance that they may be gone before then. It's not gauranteed. If you want a Classic, I recommend you go down to Gatineau as soon as possible. EDIT: Messed up retirement date. It is now corrected.
  14. OC Transpo/STO Fan

    Misc. OC Transpo & STO Questions & Discussion

    @Waiting for 30 Minutes It was a rebranding, yes, but from my understanding, the vast majority of the leaf bus flags were replaced with the fourth gen (sweep) variety due to major service changes in September 2011. The new design actually came out August 2010, but it didn't really become commonplace until late 2011. There are still some maple leaf flags hanging around, but one reason is because the streets that they are on never had construction, collisions, etc so they never bothered to change them. Another reason some of them stayed was because those specific stops never had service changes. Thus, there really was no reason to change them. So OC Transpo are currently still using all three flag styles in tandem (for now, anyways), but the leaf variety is the least common from what I have seen.
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